15 Songs, 40 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Like hearing a stranger overshare on the bus, it's impossible to ignore Juice WRLD's laments. On his major-label debut, the Chicago rapper processes a nasty breakup by plunging into the depths of his grief and regret. Much like the late Lil Peep, he uses emo and trap as primary tools, with blown-out, sing-song Auto-Tune vocals accompanied by depth-charge beats and spare guitar. He lashes out on tracks like “All Girls Are the Same” and “Lucid Dreams” (“I was tangled up in your drastic ways/Who knew evil girls have the prettiest face?") until he numbs the pain with intoxicants and dark nihilism (“Candles,” “Hurt Me”). Though the project ends on a hopeful note on “I'll Be Fine” (“Too busy making money to worry 'bout making memories”), we still can’t wait for the ex's mixtape response.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Like hearing a stranger overshare on the bus, it's impossible to ignore Juice WRLD's laments. On his major-label debut, the Chicago rapper processes a nasty breakup by plunging into the depths of his grief and regret. Much like the late Lil Peep, he uses emo and trap as primary tools, with blown-out, sing-song Auto-Tune vocals accompanied by depth-charge beats and spare guitar. He lashes out on tracks like “All Girls Are the Same” and “Lucid Dreams” (“I was tangled up in your drastic ways/Who knew evil girls have the prettiest face?") until he numbs the pain with intoxicants and dark nihilism (“Candles,” “Hurt Me”). Though the project ends on a hopeful note on “I'll Be Fine” (“Too busy making money to worry 'bout making memories”), we still can’t wait for the ex's mixtape response.

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About Juice WRLD

Chicago-area hip-hop musician Juice WRLD delivers introspective lyrics atop melodic production, echoing Travis Scott and Post Malone. Born Jarad Higgins in 1998, the Calumet Park artist grew up playing piano, drums, and guitar, turning to rap freestyling in high school. Influenced by rock music and Chicago drill from Lil Durk and Chief Keef, Higgins began recording as Juice TheKidd, a moniker derived from his haircut, which resembled 2Pac's in the film Juice. His early tracks were all posted online, leading up to 2017's Juice WLRD 999 EP. Produced by Nick Mira and Sidepce, the set included the singles "Lucid Dreams (Forget Me)" and "All Girls Are the Same." Both tracks would also land on his official debut full-length, Goodbye & Good Riddance (Interscope), which peaked at number 15 on the Billboard 200 upon release in May 2018. ~ Neil Z. Yeung

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